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The Red Baron Combat Wing [Hardcover]

Peter Kilduff
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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20 Nov 1997
Take off with Baron von Richthofen and his daring colleagues--among the finest pilots of World War I. Guided by an expert who has authored an acclaimed bestselling biography of Richthofen, investigate the aviator's charismatic personality, his daring during combat, and his abilities as a teacher and squad leader. Substantive new material from German archives details his unit's history. Includes rare and previously unpublished photos. 288 pages, 35 b/w illus., 6 x 9.

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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: W&N (20 Nov 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854092669
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854092663
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.7 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,398,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Peter Kilduff is the author of The Red Baron and Richtofen - Beyond the Legend.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fine effort by Mr Kilduff 12 Mar 2002
By Robey P
Format:Hardcover
This is an excellent narrative of the rise of WWI fighter aviation. This is a personal favorite of mine. The text is thoroughly footnoted, and still conveys the feelings of life as a fighter pilot in JG 1. The reader won't find a great deal of focus upon MvR's personal exploits (read Kilduff's fine "Richthofen:Beyond the Legend of the Red Baron") or details of his death. Noteworthy are the two appendices detailing daily claims and losses (Appendix 1) and the organisation chart of the JGs and Jastas (Appendix 2). This book is well worth the price.
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2.0 out of 5 stars it sucked 18 Mar 1999
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it sucked
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4.0 out of 5 stars A qiuck review 5 Feb 1999
By impatrick@hotmail.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The author presents a chronological order of events that mark ww1 aviation. Four stars are given to the exceptional factual accounts of specific air fighting episodes. Author typically has between 80-120 sources at the end of each chapter(biography). This "just the facts" book is an excellent reference to any ww1 enthusiasts library. Very detailed account of peripheral information regarding the war in the air. On the down side...for those interested in flowery story telling, they will be disappointed by the book's lack of flowery descriptions of air combat. I find this point a good point since only those actually fighting in the air could ever accurately describe the aura of air battle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Brief Review 1 Sep 2007
By Mushi Mak - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Peter Kilduff is such an experienced writer and researcher of WWI aces and their experiences. This book follows that format and is well documented. As a Richthofen fan it is amazing to get the details of all the men he shaped during combat. Don't look for detailed accounts but rather a chronology of actions, air combats and results. Great glimpse into a time long passed.
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